Water and climate
This two-page information sheet outlines work being carried out by the Water for a Healthy Country Flagship to reduce the uncertainty of both water supply and demand in the face of climate change.
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Australia's tropical savannas cover two million square kilometres and are largely uncleared. They account for about a third of Australia's land-based carbon stores and have the potential to store even more.
Climate change and invasive plants in South Australia
This report identifies weed threats and adaptation options for South Australia under projected future climate. Researchers found that increasing temperatures will allow many weed species to invade further south and east in South Australia. (107 pages)
Through the Australian National Insect Collection (ANIC), CSIRO Entomology is helping ensure the preservation and sustainable use of Australian ecosystems.
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Community groups and land managers are being urged to renew their efforts to control one of southern Australia’s worst environmental weeds, bridal creeper (Asparagus asparagoides).
Global Carbon Project figures
A factsheet detailing the 2007 data for the Global Carbon Project, a joint international project on the global carbon cycle.
Bushfires cloud air pollution problem
Scientists believe more bushfires generated by rising temperatures and lower rainfall will lead to lower air quality over a greater number of days in Australia, particularly in the south-east.
Indian Ocean temperature link to bushfires
The weather conditions that lead to Victoria’s past two major bushfires may be linked to lower than normal sea-surface temperatures in the eastern Indian Ocean, according to researchers from CSIRO’s Wealth from Oceans National Research Flagship.
CSIRO reveals how continents can break apart
A paper co-authored by CSIRO’s Professor Klaus Regenauer-Lieb and published in Nature today reveals new information on the strength of continents and how they can split apart.
Unlocking the ways insects survive without air
CSIRO research shows that grain insects capable of surviving incredibly low levels of oxygen for up to 20 days, reduce their metabolic need for oxygen and compensate by breathing significantly more regularly.
Armidale, NSW (FD McMaster Laboratory)
Research at FD McMaster Laboratory develops tools for breeders of sheep and cattle to optimise profitability, livestock welfare and on-farm decision support systems, resulting in more efficient animals and better management practices.
CSIRO’s FD McMaster Laboratory conducts research to optimise profitability, livestock welfare and on-farm decision support systems.
Biological control of Cape tulips
The pasture weeds, Cape tulips, are considered suitable targets for biological control because there are few close relatives among Australian native species and no related crops.
Australian National Fish Collection
The Australian National Fish Collection, based at CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, Hobart, is a comprehensive and internationally-renowned biodiversity reference and research facility.
Dr Tim Heard: the insect tracker
On the hunt for exotic species for biological control use in Australia, Dr Tim Heard, a Senior Research Scientist at CSIRO, often finds himself in faraway places offering rewarding experiences.
The hunt for useful exotic animal and plant species has taken Dr Tim Heard, a tropical weeds senior research scientist, to faraway places.
Science for tomorrow: New developments
This article from Farming Ahead contains four stories on tiger prawn breeding, water resources in forests, models to enhance water planning and linking drought to El Nino. (1 page)